Submitted by Barry_Burton_84 950d ago | opinion piece

Could the next God of War please lay off the platforming?

PSU.com writes:

"Let’s make it clear before I begin: I’m a fan of the God Of War series. I’ve just completed God Of War: Ascension--loved it, in fact--but I made it clear in my review that the platforming sections don’t always hit the mark in this latest iteration." (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

TimNunes  +   950d ago
I've always been a fan of the platforming in these games, but it can easily become too much. Since this game seems longer than most of the others, it's unfortunate that there's not as much to the tried and true formula that is God of War. #StillGoingToLoveThisGame
classic200  +   950d ago
Well there might not be another next god of war, santa monica is working on new IP for next gen.

To be fair i think this one was just for a little back story and money lol. The series to me ended with 3.
egidem  +   949d ago
Couldn't agree more!

"Could the next God of War please lay off the platforming?"

That's like saying "Could the next Uncharted please lay off the gun-shooting?"
morganfell  +   949d ago
And this ladies and gentlement is everything that is wrong with game journalism today. The author reviewed the game...for themselves. Therein lies the rub.

If you are going to promote your writing and PSU as a site for the gaming public then for the sake of common sense and an end to pure crap writing:


Reviews these days have become an collection of adolescent temper tantrums or else teenage love affairs. They review a game and score it solely based on their likes and dislikes. That, for the young and uniformed, is not how a game is reviewed nor was it always the standard. Once upon a time magazines wrote reviews FOR THE AUDIENCE THAT READ THEIR MAGAZINE. THEY CONSIDERED WHAT THE AUDIENCE LIKED AND EXPECTED.

Face it Steven Williamson, you are not an interesting person. Your life isn't interesting and frankly your opinions on God of War are not interesting. I don't want to sound like I am throwing rocks. Doubtless most people would consider me in a similar fashion. I am fine with that. But since you are not interesting, try being objective for once and take yourself out of your articles.


If you want people to read your reviews then for the love of a C++ try writing your reviews for the target demographic likely to buy the game. While you are at it try to use a modicum of intelligent deduction and consider what hardcore GoW fans might think about the title. I know that seems like work but insight and objectivity > useless drivel derived from your own wants and desires. If you can't do this then pick a different site and call it The World of Steve and post to your hearts content.
memots  +   949d ago
jc48573  +   950d ago
they are milking this franchise. make some new game for a change like naughty dog is doing.
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ziggurcat  +   950d ago
the last god of war was nearly 3 years ago.

that's hardly milking.

troll fail is fail.
doctorstrange  +   950d ago
Sony Santa Monica are working on a new IP
PowerPlayaaa  +   949d ago
Milking ?????
they made 2 GOW games for the PS3, and the PS3 has been out for about 7 years. That for me aint milking,
COD, Assassins Creed, now thats milking.
Kinger8938  +   949d ago
There has been 1 god of war on the ps3

How is that milked?
Adva  +   949d ago
2 God Of War on PS2: GOW 1&2
2 God Of War on PSP: Chains & Ghost
2 God Of War on PS3: GOW 3 & A

Two on each platform where as there are dozens of Halo and Marios on 360 and Wii, respectively.

However, a continuation of GOW with a new character on PS4 would be a good idea.
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mandf  +   950d ago
Psu has 5. Count them 5 negative articles and 1 review on gow pending right. How much is overkill when each article is short. This is hit trolling and this sight needs to clean up its act. Negative articles are boring and played out.
Revolver_X_  +   950d ago
Seeing as how Gow is in the platforming genre, laying off platforming would make it a brawler. HnS and platforming usually go hand in hand. Fail article.
zlpw0ker  +   949d ago
gow isnt in the platforming genre,portal is in the platforming genre,just because it has platforming doesnt its in that genre,I totally agree they should lay of platforming in gow,I friggin hate it,I wanna fight nonstop in hack n slash games,not doing stupid QTE or platforming or puzzlesolving,all H&s games got some platforming,but not as much as in gow and I hate that,thats one of the reason why I dont like gow that much.
jonnyvito   949d ago | Immature | show
zerocrossing  +   950d ago
I never had any problem with the platforming in GoW, it helps break up the combat and helps to stop it from getting tedious.
SatanSki  +   950d ago
I absolutely hate platforming in any game for like 20 years. It was fun when games didnt have much more to offer but now it only irritates me. GOW should be about fighting and epic fights.
GribbleGrunger  +   949d ago
I'd like a FPS Mario too.
Silly gameAr  +   949d ago
Nah. Make it a 3rd person shooter so he can have cover. Those goombas can get pretty nasty.
KwietStorm  +   949d ago
The next Killzone should lay off the shooting too..........
SuperLupe  +   949d ago
Killzone is a shooter.

GOW is not a platformer.
KwietStorm  +   949d ago
You're right. My apologies. It's an action adventure platformer. If you've played the series, you're not going to sit here and tell me platforming hasn't been just as prevalent as everything else in the gameplay. This isn't something new.
brich233  +   949d ago
They are not gonna change the formula to god of war because 1 dumbass doesnt like it.
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calactyte  +   949d ago
I don't think the author of this article knows that God of War has always had platforming elements since way before Uncharted was doing it. The way the article reads, you might think God of War stole these platforming mechanics from Uncharted instead of the other way around. That is pretty uninformed. I agree with what Morganfell said, it is annoying when a journalist writes an article as an advertisement for another article/review that they've written. It is almost as though they are trying to meet some kind of word/per day quota instead of actually reporting on game news.
smashcrashbash  +   949d ago
Lame. Platforming in GOW never gave me any problems.Besides people already complain about GOW being linear blah blah blah. If you take the platforming away it will be even more linear. It adds to the challenge of the game and breaks up any tedium it might have.
jonnyvito  +   949d ago
Less platforming, more bosses. Fact of the matter is: Gow: Ascension is more platforming, less bosses. It's the bosses and the fighting that make it the game it is.
cyclindk  +   949d ago
Yeah, it just doesn't fit anymore and it really looks awkward anyway. They just need to stick with the "chain grab/grapple-swing deal and perhaps actual CLIMBING when necessary. Have Kratos dig his blades into the side of a wall or mountain and start huffing it up...

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